Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Great Doctors Appointment!

Tuesday Nate and went to see Dr. Hill for our consult before my IVF cycle begins.  I need to restate how much I love that clinic.  Everyone is soo friendly and helpful!  I will also be buying a copy of January 2011 issue of Cosmo magazine because Dr. Hill is being featured in it!!!!!  We sat down with Dr. Hill and went over how the next few weeks look.  I can't believe how close we are to this dream.  He is so positive and makes me feel like I can do this! I really do feel like we will only need one try.   We also sat down with my nurse Jessica to talk about the medications.  They even order everything.  Once I receive all the injections I can see her to go over everything and also label what I need to do.  She wanted to make sure this was as easy as possible for me.  She gave me a site to review in preparation for the injections.  I thought I was prepared for them but seeing the size of the needles really made me nervous!!  Some are not bad at all but some are HUGE!  I know i will do what I need to do but it is very intimidating.  So my cycle is suppose to start January 16th.  That when I start the "prep" work.  I start birth control.  Dr. Hill told me that one of the biggest reason to start with birth control is it reduced the risk of a miscarriage  by 5%.  That fact was really interesting to me.  Honestly I can't remember why he said it did but he is defiantly the expert.  If everything is on time I then start the injections on February 1st.  I just can't wait!!!
So the waiting game for the next few weeks is going to be tough.  I have some plans to keep me busy.  Tomorrow night -New Years I am going to a formal dinner and dancing with my wonderful husband and our good friend Helen, Jason, Sarah and my awesome cousin Nicole and her husband Joe!! Picture to come on that.  The next week I am staying in Portland, ME for the whole week to help out there stores.  I love going to other stores it make me feel refreshed and put me back on my A game.  I also LOVE Maine.  After that it leaves me with one week and I am hoping to get my medication that week so I can see Jessica to go over everything.  I have never want that time of the month to come soooo quickly.  Once I start the injections I am sure I will have a ton to blog about .  I hope everyone has a great and safe New years!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What a great christmas!!

Nate and I had a great christmas.  My nephew Tyler was in town from Pennsylvania.  I took a short video of him coloring to try out imovie.  I LOVE imovie it is so much fun to play with.  the background music is our Uncle Ken from his classic Ice Cream Soup available on itunes.  Keep in mind this is the first movie I made so I isn't the best.  I hope to take lots more videos and learn more about imovie.

Tyler Kenneth

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

A WOW Christmas
                                                         In honor of my husband the gamer

Christmas Crazy!

I can't believe its only 3 days until Christmas!  I really hope this is my last year childless!  I keep thinking next year we will go all out with christmas cards, Santa, the works.  At least I hope thats what happens.
Anyway, the bad thing about this year is I finally caught the cold going around.  I did my best to avoid getting sick but apparently it didn't work.  Nate got the flu shot this year.  The doctor told him I should as well especially with the upcoming cycle.   I don't know how I feel about the flu shot.  I know they mixed it with the h1m1 and that scares me a little.  I always wonder if those medications can do more harm in the long run than good.  Then that makes me think of vaccines in newborns.  Which one do you need as soon as their born and which ones can wait until they are older?  I know it is a little early to be thinking of this but I feel like the more prepared I am the better.  Plus it gives me something to do while I wait until everything starts.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

The calm before the Storm

                        I loved this idea from a fellow IVF blogger.... A picture of whats on my mind

Monday, December 13, 2010

A very sad date!

Three years ago I received some the worst news anyone could get.  My father had passed away unexpectedly.   I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news.  I remember the day like it was yesterday. It is hard to believe it has been 3 years already!  I can still clearly hear his robust laugh. I can still  remember how he answered the phone when I called "Hey Ems!"  Sometimes when I am driving home from work I pick up the phone to call him just to catch up. I always seemed to have that ritual...calling him on my long commute home.  I am scared that in time I will forget his laugh and forget his voice.
A friend of mine just recently lost his mom and I so remember the feelings and emotions you get on a daily basis when it is still fresh.  I feel so bad for him because sometimes it consumes your mind.  Time really does heal and it does get better, but there are still sad moments and memories that will pop out of nowhere.
                                                                      I miss you dad

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Great Movies I have seen lately

I normally wouldn't think to blog about the movie I like but I just saw a movie that I felt was worth blogging about.....Inception!  Wow, what a movie!!  I sat and stared at the t.v after it was over and tried to comprehend the movie!  I haven't seen a movie like that in awhile.  I then decided to make it a great movie day since the weather is really yucky today.  There are a lot of movies I really enjoy but a few stick out in my mind.  The Hangover is the next movie on the list for my movie day.  I think that movie is one of the funniest I have seen this year!  Its right up there with my favorites like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Wedding Crashers and Old School.  I also love the Twilight Saga (although I like the books better up to this point).  Eclipse was another great movie for me this year.  I haven't been to the theater in a long time because I am petrified of the bed bug epidemic, so there were a lot of movies this year released that I am waiting to see. So to be fair to those movies I really can't rate the movies of this year.  So for 2009 I really enjoyed Sherlock Holmes, Up on the Air, The Hurt Locker, obviously The Hangover,  and Avatar.  As far as 2010's list that will come when I have seen the movies on my list for this year.  However I do feel at the top of the list will still be Inception.  I am not sure of any movie that will pass it, but you never know!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The bachelorette Party that finally happened!

Tonight I got together with a great group of girls.  A lot of us girls never actually got a bachelorette party so we decided just because we are married and some of us that are not doesn't mean we cant have a great girls night out.  I have always wanted to make wine and Vintners Cellar in Concord lets you do a wine tasting and then make a batch of wine.  We also get to make our own labels!  First we went to Your Fired and painted pottery.  It was so relaxing and fun.  The staff was super nice and made us hot chocolate and tea!  We didn't have much time before we had to be at the winery so we just grabbed a pizza.  Then we got to taste great wine.  We decided to make Green Apple Riesling.  I haven't decide what my label will be yet.  The only problem is we only have a 2 day window if we want to watch our wine be bottled and I think that the timing will be a problem for me since I will hopefully be "ovary" deep into the IVF process.  Regardless, we had a great night and hope to do this every couple of months!  I am sooo thankful to have such a great group of friend and night like this remind me of how lucky I am.  Everyone that came tonight means a lot to me and I value their friendship!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas is around the corner!

Wow I can't believe it is almost Christmas! I feel like there is so much to do.  I have a few Christmas parties which I am partly dreading.  I LOVE the holidays but dieting during this time of the year is VERY difficult!   Weight watchers has just revamped there program.  For the most part I knew what I could eat and the point value of the food but now I have no idea!  Customers have also brought me awesome gifts but a majority of them include great treats which really is hard to enjoy in moderation.  So I am hoping that I can make it through December and at least lose a little weight.
As of today I have about 45 days until I start IVF!  I am sooo excited and I just want to get started.  I wish I could have started some of the process this month but the timing didn't happen.  I just have to learn a little more patience.  It will be here soon and then I am sure it will fly by.